An Indian politician appeared in parliament dressed as Adolf Hitler with a toothbrush mustache and wearing a khaki coat with swastika symbols on his pocket and arm.
Your demand: more funds for the development of your state in the south of India.
Naramalli Sivaprasad He also raised his hand in a Nazi salute for the media on Thursday.
His appearance did not trigger any protest from the legislators, however, the measure has been affected online.
"An elected deputy attended the parliament disguised as Hitler, the man who sent millions to death in gas chambers and in the war, that only caused amusement, and it is surprising that hatred is so normalized in India," said one user. Twitter
Sivaprasad he says he just wants to send a message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to follow Hitler.
"What I am doing will catch the attention quickly, it will make people think," he told the BBC.
When asked why he chose to dress as Hitler, Mr. Sivaprasad said: "I have a reason for everything I do, Hitler never sought anyone's advice and did not work for the welfare of the people".
He complained that Modi had returned to the promise to provide additional funds for his state of Andhra Pradesh.
Party leader Telugu Desam (TDP) is accustomed to dressing differently, including recent costumes that show a farmer, a cattle herder, a Muslim cleric and a woman to press on different issues.
The 67-year-old former actor has also appeared in parliament dressed as the Hindu god Rama or Ram, the popular spiritual guru Satya Sai Baba and other famous figures from Hindu mythology.
In March, he arrived at the house of parliament in Delhi with a sari, declaring that it was a "artist".
The member and parliamentarian of the TDP party of Sivaprasad, who was also part of Hitler's recent protests, called Modi "false".
TDP members, who were part of the coalition with the Modi government after the 2014 general elections, withdrew their support for Modi after repeated failed requests to grant special status to the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Nazi images are not uncommon in India: Earlier this year, Adolf Hitler appeared in a children's book about inspiring world leaders, prompting a complaint from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights group based in the US. UU